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Many people discover the joy of running early in their life.  But it is never too late to get started.

In this episode we hear from Alice Mansfield, a 73 year old runner that began running off and on in her 40s and didn’t run regularly until her 50s.

As a young girl in the 1940s she lived in Boston on the route of the Boston Marathon and would watch the race with fascination.

However, in the 1940s women were not allowed to participate and her mother reminded her of this fact and told her running was not for girls. Over 50 years later she crossed the finish line in the Boston Marathon and has run several other marathons and continues to run half-marathons today.

She will make you rethink what is possible regardless of your age, and how starting or continuing a running lifestyle now can have a positive impact on the quality of your life well into your golden years.  She also offers a wealth of information for those looking to get started, how to stick with running, how to accomplish your goals and lots of wisdom from near 25 years running.

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Links Mentioned In The Show

http://pages.teamintraining.org/mi/GrdRpd12/amansfield – Alice’s LLS Team in Training Fundraising Page
http://runneracademy.com/coachs-eye – My video demo of Coach’s Eye evaluating foot striking
http://coachseye.com – Coach’s Eye App

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